Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Our Henry PD 11 Creels – 25.06.2024

25th June 20241719270000000 || 1719270000

North Star WK 673 Creels – 24.06.2024

24th June 20241719183600000 || 1719183600

Bella B LH 111 Creels – 24.06.2024

24th June 20241719183600000 || 1719183600

Still Game LH 222 Creels – 21.06.2024

21st June 20241718924400000 || 1718924400

Lily V WK 46 Creels – 13.06.2024

13th June 20241718233200000 || 1718233200

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 10.06.2024

10th June 20241717974000000 || 1717974000

Mixed Creels – 10.06.2024

10th June 20241717974000000 || 1717974000

Sienna DE 1 Creels – 03.06.2024

3rd June 20241717369200000 || 1717369200

Freedom B & Sophy Rose Creels – 03.06.2024

3rd June 20241717369200000 || 1717369200

Peterhead Creel Agreement

25th March 20241711324800000 || 1711324800